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‘Idol’ Winner Phillip Phillips Releases ‘Home’ Video, Gets a Sales Boost From Olympics

After becoming the unofficial theme song of the American women’s gymnastics team, Phillip Phillips’ “Home” is seeing a boost in sales.

08/03/2012

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Trying To Lose On Purpose at The Olympics?!

Could these Olympic Bandminton players try any harder NOT to win?

08/02/2012

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Elton John Responsible For Muse’s Olympic Anthem

In the midst of recording 6th album, British arena rockers Muse received a phone call that would put them in front of an audience of billions. More than just part of an Olympic montage, Muse’s song “Survival” was chosen as the official theme of the London 2012 Olympics. But how and why was the anthemic song chosen? Two words: Elton John.

07/31/2012

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Paul McCartney Paid $1.57 For Olympics Performance

Sir Paul McCartney may be Britain’s highest-paid performer, but he earned nearly nothing for his performance at the Olympic Opening Ceremony in London last Friday.

07/31/2012

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Gold Medalist Ryan Lochte Gets A “Call Me Maybe” Parody

Check out the Carly Rae Jepsen hit modified for swimming hottie Lochte: “It’s hard to swim right by Phelps baby/But this is my year, so call me Lochte.”

07/30/2012

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Soundtracking the Olympics Opening Ceremony: Big Sales, McCartney & More

Like Great Britain itself, the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics this past weekend was full of musical variety. And for the first time ever, the ceremony’s soundtrack was available for purchase just minutes after it aired.

07/30/2012

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Five Pop Duets That Would Overshadow The Olympics

This year’s Olympic ceremonies will feature numerous songs written by historic classical composers decades ago as well as performances by former ’90s superstars like the Spice Girls. But where’s all the new music?

07/27/2012

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Team USA Takes On Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe”

Michael Phelps and the rest of the 2012 USA Olympic Swimming Team take a break from practice to sing along to this popular hit.

07/27/2012

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Olympic Athletes Share Their Pregame Playlists

As Team USA gears up for the biggest sporting events of their lives in London, they need some motivation to push themselves. See who’s down with Carrie Underwood, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry & more!

07/27/2012

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John Orozco Joins U.S. Olympics Team, Serves As The Face of Gym Class Heroes’ “The Fighter”

In spite of their great collaboration with Orozco and the sense of inspiration his story gives them, the Gym Class guys haven’t yet met the athlete who plays a central role in their music video.

07/09/2012

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